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RefComm Galveston 2022 Agenda

Please note all agenda times are listed in US Central Daylight Time (GMT-5). Agenda is provisional and subject to change. 

Monday 9 May

Training Day One

08:00 - 17:00

Please note training is not included in conference registration and must be booked separately. Chose from one of three two-day training seminars:

Delayed Coker Fundamentals, Coker Operations and Reliability
Trainer: Evan Hyde, Coking.com
View the training outline and register here

Coker Process, Design, and Troubleshooting
Trainer: Mitch Moloney, Coking.com
View the training outline and register here

Mechanical Integrity Management of Coke Drums
Trainer: Dr Mahmod Samman
View the training outline and register here

Tuesday 10 May

Training Day Two

08:00 - 17:00

Please note training is not included in conference registration and must be booked separately. Chose from one of three two-day training seminars:

Delayed Coker Fundamentals, Coker Operations and Reliability
Trainer: Evan Hyde, Coking.com
View the training outline and register here

Coker Process, Design, and Troubleshooting
Trainer: Mitch Moloney, Coking.com
View the training outline and register here

Mechanical Integrity Management of Coke Drums
Trainer: Dr Mahmod Samman
View the training outline and register here

17:00 Exhibition open and welcome reception

Wednesday 11 May

 

07:00 Registration, Exhibition and Breakfast open

 

Plenary Session

 

08:00 Welcome address

A warm welcome to RefComm Galveston 2022, from John Ball and Amanda Whicher from CRU Group and Evan Hyde, Director, Coking.com

08:15 Keynote presentation: What is the future of transportation fuels in the Americas?
Mel Larson, Becht

08:50 Keynote presentation: Decarbonising with carbon: Technical carbon as a strategic material
Lewis Pegrum, CRU

09:30 Coffee & networking break

 

Coking Hall

 

10:00 CenterFeed™ Technology Increases Safety and Profitability of Delayed Coking Operations
Rick Torres, DeltaValve

10:35 Thermal cyclic stress considerations for coke drum overhead piping
Premkumar Chinnaraj, Wood

11:10 The evolution of DCU Drill Stem Connections - Stronger is better
Matt Benson, Ruhrpumpen

11:45 Coke - How it Forms & Evolves in Thermal Cracking Unit Equipment
Mitch Moloney, Coking.com

CatCracking Hall

 

10:00 Closed-loop neural networks optimize product yields, maximize margin in FCC units
Abi Mukund, Imubit

10:35 FCCU reliability challenges now and in the future
Dave Dewees, Becht

11:10 The evolution of disengager cyclones and riser feed injection nozzles
Patrick Guy, KBR - Technology Solutions

11:45 The Benefits of a Tight Shutoff Slide Valve to FCC Operations
Phillip Black; Neal Cammy, Blac

Sulfur Hall

 

10:00 Integration of digital tools into remote startups, monitoring and training
Marco van Son, Comprimo

10:35 Processing SWS gas in an SRU: Why everything you thought you knew is wrong
Joe Brindle,  Sulphur Experts

11:10 Thermal reactor design for ammonia destruction
Roelof ten Hooven, Duiker Combustion Engineers

 

11:45 War stories from the sulfur front
Martin Taylor, Bechtel

 

12:20 Lunch

Coking Hall

 

13:20 A Material Solution for Alkali Hydrolysis in Refinery & Chemical Process Fired Heaters
Tom Viverito, Morgan Advanced Materials

13:45 Improve Run Length of Coker Heaters
Ashutosh Garg, Furnace Improvements Service Inc

14:10 Heater Integrity Optimization
Nathan Jefferies, Quest Integrity

14:35 Heater incident update from a refiner

CatCracking Hall

 

13:20 FCC PHA Reference List and review of some FCC Incidents
Richard Grove, Chevron et al

13:55 Debunking Hydraulic System Myths for FCCU Valves
Neal Cammy, Blac

14:30 Clean gasoline and the FCC
George Hoekstra, Hoekstra Trading LLC

Sulfur Hall

 

13:20 Innovative Ceramic Solutions for the SRU Reaction Furnace and Incinerator

 Tim Connors, Blasch Precision Ceramics

 

13:55 Options for venting sulfur pits and sulfur tanks
Charles Kimtantas, Bechtel

 

14:30 Sulfur Containment Construction Detailing for Durable Service: Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Tom Kline, Structural Technologies

 

15:05 Coffee and networking break

Coking Hall

 

15:35 Interactive breakout session: DCU Operations


CatCracking Hall

 

15:35 Workshop: Heavy lifting critical equipment in the FCCU

Facilitated by Joe Collins, Becht Engineering

Sulfur Hall

 

15:35 Interactive session: Amine & Sulfur Recovery Operations: The Good, The Bad, and The Really Ugly
Facilitated by Al Keller & Jim Asquith on behalf of Becht Engineering

 

 

17:20 Networking drinks reception

19:00 Close of day

Thursday 12 May

 

07:00 Registration, exhibition and conference open

Coking Hall

 

08:05 Considerations for repurposing a fuel grade coker into a needle coker
Srini Srivatsan, Wood

08:40 DetaClad™ Characterization for Weld Overlay Repairing Onsite: How CAPEX Decisions can Influence OPEX
Olivier Sarrat, Nobelclad

09:15 Using real-time data to improve coke drum temper-bead weld overlay repairs
Eric Williams; Nick DeMorrow, BHI Energy

CatCracking Hall

 

08:00 Catalyst Handling Solutions for Extreme Temperatures in FCCU

Michael Lemshev, MOGAS

 

08:35 Are Cyclones to Blame for Excessive FCC Catalyst Losses?
Stephen Forry, CECO Environmental

 

09:15 Case Study: Troubleshooting and detailed analysis into high VDU furnace tube vibrations and support failures

Paul Crowther, Service Line Manager, Wood.

 

Sulfur Hall

 

08:20 JEFFTREAT® Ultra from Huntsman – A new solvent class for improved tail gas unit performance
Dr. Bradley R. Atkinson, Huntsman

 

09:00 Closing the knowledge gap: How to capture expertise and ensure procedure clarity in operations and maintenance

Christian McDermott; Clint Jeffus, Voovio Technologies

 

 

09:50 Coffee and networking break

Coking Hall

 

10:20 Coker wet gas compressor upgrade

Mahdi Khademi, Chevron El Segundo

10:55 Applications in the DCU that benefit from Radiometric measurements other then the delayed coking drums
David Williams, Berthold Technologies

 

11:30 Managing design and repair-induced defects in coke drums – a case study
Mahmod Samman, Houston Engineering Solutions

 


CatCracking Hall

 

10:20 Shell’s Third Stage Separator (TSS) Technology

Todd Foshee, Shell Global Solutions

 

10:55 An Experience Controlling FCCU Flue Gas Emissions

Scott Eagleson, Elessent Clean Technologies

 

11:30 Using Filtration and Innovative Cleaning & Testing Methods to Solve Feedstock & Contamination Issues in FCC Applications
Sue Reynolds, Carolina Filters

Sulfur Hall

10:20 Utilizing tube wall temperature mapping in high temperature gas-to-gas heat exchangers to mitigate sub-dewpoint corrosion
Jim Shook, CGThermal

 

10:55 Ultrasound cameras: A versatile gas leak detection method for the oil & gas industry
Johan Wictor, Pergam

11:30 Close of Sulfur Track


12:05 Lunch

Coking Hall

 

13:05 Multidiscipline Coke Drum Reliability Study for Improved Repair vs. Replace Decision-Making
Dave Dewees, Becht

 

13:40 Optimizing coker drums and other critical assets operations thru continuous mechanical integrity monitoring
Antonio P. Antunes Jr., Akselos

 

14:15 Coke Drum Forged Y Ring Failure
Presenters to be confirmed

CatCracking Hall

 

13:05 Optimize performance and reliability of steam driven turbines

 Justin McFarlane, TLV Corporation


13:40 Case Study: Addressing Severe Corrosion in Process Equipment
Jason Lynn, Integrated Global Services

 

14:15 Refining technologies to help lower emissions while adding value to your bottom line
Brant Aggus, Koch Technology Solutions

14:50 Coffee and networking break

Coking Hall

 

15:50 Interactive group breakout session: DCU Process

 

 

17:20 Networking drinks reception

19:00 Close of day

Friday 13 May

 

07:00 Registration, exhibition and breakfast open

Coking Hall

 

08:05 Isolation Gate Valve Technology Increases Unit Reliability and Profitability
Rick Torres, DeltaValve

08:40 Lift plug valves
Kynan Fontenot, MIAM North America

09:15 Survivability of Coke Cutting Water Valves
David Swensen, MOGAS Industries

09:50 Coffee and networking break

10:20 Utilizing dynamic simulation to reduce the size and cost of a delayed coker’s flare header system
Prakash Ramdoss, Chevron Lummus

10:55 Achieving high reliability and efficiency using 2-wire detectors in Coke Drums
 
Ralf Matthaes, Endress + Hauser

11:30 Lunch

13:00 Close of conference


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